Painting

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 2nd, 2016
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Gamers are a competitive lot. It’s sort of there right in the name. If you’re gaming, you want to win. Even casual gamers, such as myself, still want to do well and hopefully win the games we’re playing. That extends out to adding colored goop to your minis. For those who are intere...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 29th, 2016
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The fellows over at Figure Painter Magazine do their best to give you everything you need to up your painting game. But different people learn in different ways and having an instructor actually show you techniques first-hand is a great way to get better. Well, with that in mind, they’ve starte...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Apr 28th, 2016
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Seeing as I’ve recently picked up Guild Ball, I really should think about getting back into painting. It’s only a half-dozen models on a team when playing, and there’s only about twice that available for each team, anyway. Reading through the pages of Figure Painter Magazine will ce...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 19th, 2016
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As we all know, Salute was held last Saturday. As with many great conventions, there was a great painting contest to go with it. Well, the winners of said contest have been posted for you to check out....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 15th, 2016
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We once more find ourselves perched on the precipice of the weekend. We’ve been working all week and soon it will be time to kick back and relax for a couple days. Of course, I’m sure for many of you, “kick back and relax” means “get in all the gaming action you can!!!&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 6th, 2016
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This past Sunday at Adepticon, the Crystal Brush Award were handed out. Painters from all over the world submitted their entries, all with the hopes of being the one to go home with the $10,000 top prize. We’ve already posted up the winners, but now we’ve got the video coverage from the a...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 3rd, 2016
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Well, it’s been a long road. Crystal Brush Qualifiers have been held. World-renown painters have submitted their pieces. The judges and you have had your say. It’s now time to reveal the winners for this year’s Crystal Brush Awards. And the winners are *drumroll…….*...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 2nd, 2016
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Here at Adepticon we’ve got the Crystal Brush awards. But what if you can’t make it out to where the painting contest is happening? Well, there’s several online painting contests you can join in on. One such is the Dark Art Studios painting contest. They’re taking submissions ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 2nd, 2016
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As you saw in my gallery the other day, there’s a lot of fantastic models in the Crystal Brush this year (the cases filled up a lot since then). Every entry is absolutely awesome, but only one will be able to take home the grand prize. And you can have a help in deciding which […]...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 1st, 2016
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One of the big draws to Adepticon is the Crystal Brush Awards. Every year, painters from all over the world gather together in order to try and get the $10k grand prize. I elbowed my way through a crowd in order to get you some photos of some of the entries submitted so far....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 18th, 2016
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We’re less than 2 months away from CMON Expo 2016. Things are really starting to get busy over here. Lots of buzz around the office as preparations are solidified. Being Friday, it’s time once more for an Expo Update. This time around we’ve got info about a new contest, a new event,...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 11th, 2016
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A lot of us have a lot of figures sitting around that we really want to get painted, but we just can’t seem to find the time for it. Or we have the time, but we can’t get ourselves motivated to actually do the painting. Thankfully, there’s people out there that will happily paint yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Interviews
Mar 7th, 2016
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Over the weekend, as I’d mentioned, I inventoried and took photos of a lot of old gaming stuff I’m going to be selling. I… am not good at painting. Even when I was doing it a lot, I wasn’t really better than “randomly throwing paint around.” Too bad I never read Fi...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 23rd, 2016
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As if one competition wasn’t enough, here’s another one. This time The Campaigner is looking for those that paid attention to Owen Top’s terrain-building tutorials in their magazine. They’re giving away the piece created for the Terrain Crusade issue, and only by showing you l...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 23rd, 2016
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As I have mentioned on numerous occasions before, when it comes to painting contests, you need not worry about me swooping in and taking the prize away from you. My talent for the application of colorful goop is “barely passable” at best. So it’s all the other great painters out the...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 23rd, 2016
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Well, it’s always good to have options. This certainly is the case with paints. I remember doing editing on Ravage US painting articles. The painters always used a variety of paint brands. Some liked certain shades that the company made for somethings, but liked the coverage given by another fo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 23rd, 2016
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For quite a while now, gamers have enjoyed the different washes available from Secret Weapon Miniatures. There’s also been the weathering pigment powders, too. Both of these sets of products really has helped pro and amateur painters alike really step up their painting game. Well, now Secret We...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 12th, 2016
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Oh, hello there, Friday. Didn’t see you come in. No, no, it’s fine. Have a seat and stay for a while. You know everyone’s pretty happy to see you around. Here, why don’t you have a snack? I’ve prepared a platter of bite-sized gaming stories for you to nosh on. What’...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 1st, 2016
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Are you a master colorful-goop-slinger? I’m… certainly not. I’ve not painted anything in quite a long time, and I wasn’t very good to start out with, so I’m sure right now if I did paint something, it’ll look like I did it with a paintball gun at 25 yards. But, if ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 27th, 2016
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Time ever-marches onward! Well… as far as we know, anyway. I guess time could stop for a while and if we were stopped along with it, we’d never really know it’d happened. Unless you were some sort of 4th dimensional being like in Slaughterhouse Five or something, we’d never re...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 15th, 2016
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Forge World is making it easy to pick up some of their collections over on their website by bundling together some popular items and offering them at a single price. Makes it a lot easier to just click a couple buttons and order like-items than to have to hunt around for each one individually. Also, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jan 8th, 2016
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I really should get off my lazy butt and paint something again. I honestly can’t remember the last figure I painted. … Maybe some Ice Caste for Dark Age? Maybe something for the Prefecture for Bushido? I forget. Needless to say, when I do finally pick up a brush again, my skills are going...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 5th, 2016
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Raise your hand if you got some new models in the past month or so. *watches lots of hands go up* Keep your hand up if you know, 100%, that you’re going to have plenty of time to get all those minis painted in the near future? *watches most of the hands go down* Just […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 15th, 2015
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743 Views
Many people have time off around this part of the year. What better time to grab your paintbrushes and maybe win some prizes for doing so? Well, that’s what Flying Frog Productions is hoping you’ll do, anyway. They’re running a Shadows of Brimstone painting contest over on their web...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 4th, 2015
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I actually painted something recently! Crazy, right? Granted… all I did was paint the tops of my Betrayal at Calth troop bases. Ultramarines got Ultramarine Blue (yes, I still have a pot that’s called that. Citadel Paint is bulletproof) and the Word Bearers got Blood Red. Since they’...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 2nd, 2015
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885 Views
While most of us use our little toy soldiers for our various games we play, lots of people turn them into rather stunning dioramas. It’s this part of the hobby that Warlord Games is looking to praise with their Diorama Contest....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 1st, 2015
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874 Views
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll probably want to start staying inside because it’s getting cold out. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you’ll probably want to stay in because it’s getting so darn hot. Either way, you shouldn’t be outside. You...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 30th, 2015
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Rome. Just the name, itself, conjures all sorts of thoughts. More than just a city, Rome was one of the greatest empires the world had seen, famous for turning the Mediterranean into their own, private lake. So much myth and history surrounds Roman culture, much of it focused on the military. And wha...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 27th, 2015
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There’s a good chance you’re going to be getting new minis this holiday season, I suspect. Well, if you’re getting new minis, you’ve gotta paint them. Thankfully, The Army Painter is here to help out with that....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Nov 17th, 2015
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You know, the world of hobby gaming is a rather broad topic, when you think of it. Card games, board games, miniatures games, dice games, and even various dexterity-based games. Such is the world of painting. It certainly overlaps a lot with our hobby gaming world. Most noticeably in the miniatures g...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 12th, 2015
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The Army Painter is going all-out with their 8th anniversary celebration. They’ve got their Anniversary Prize Draw going on, but they’re also having a special deal over in their webshop for those that want to pick up some paints and get some more paints for free....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 6th, 2015
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It’s always great to have a birthday party. It’s fun to get together, hang out, swap stories about the person having the party. Just generally a good time. Well, The Army Painter is turning 8 years old and so they’re holding a party. But it’s not them that’s getting the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 30th, 2015
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We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Rejoice! And, like, go eat some candy or something because of Halloween. Have yourself a good time. Speaking of bite-size items such as those “fun” size candies (never did quite figure out what was so “fun” about them, but there...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 23rd, 2015
3 Comments
1744 Views
Welcome to Friday, ladies and gentlenerds. We’ve made it here once more. Congratulations! It means the weekend is just about here. Time to rejoice. It also means we have a batch of bite-sized stories to bring to you now. Let’s dig in. Today we have: Arena Rex new release: Hagal, Dead of W...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Oct 14th, 2015
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As I’ve mentioned recently, my painting could be considered mediocre at best. My figures have a 3′ paint job. That’s to say that if held at arm’s length, then they look alright. That’s as opposed to a 3″ paint job, where you have the figure right up to your face. I...